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Old 08-25-2010, 11:50 PM   #61
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I know it's nothing super special, but when I would have a CM that was checking my bag or working the turnstiles call me Princess, it made me feel like the most important girl in the world. Being 16 and thinking that was more for little girls, it was always a special treat. Plus I've never really seen myself as a princess so to have someone else call me that was so special.

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Old 08-26-2010, 03:40 AM   #62
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Sorry to go off topic but it made me laugh:

With everyone talking about being called Princess, I have to share this. At work, we have a rather spoiled employee who between a couple friends we started refering to him as "Princess" when he wasn't around. The last time I went to the world, I was in AK and were in the thing in the back of the park, Planet Watch I think its called..anyway it was pretty slow and Pocahontas was out, I wasn't paying a lot of attention when I walked by her and she said "Hello Princess" as I walked by. My immediate thought was "How rude of her..I'm not a spoiled brat who......" then it clicked what she really meant. This literally happened in a matter of a second, only in my head, it's not like I turned around and laid into her about calling me a name when I was imagining it anyway, but all these stories just reminded me of it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:58 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by Raenstoirm View Post

This right here is Disney to me. My grandmother was nearing 90 in this pic and spent most of this trip in her wheelchair. The rides were a bit much for her so we would often park her in a shady spot to people watch while we went on ride. We came out of one ride to find her chatting Pluto's ear off. Pluto must have enjoyed their conversation since he stuck with us for quite a while pushing her wheel chair and keeping her company while we went on some more rides. This was mid September 1998 so the parks were deserted and it was before characters had lines and handlers and they just roamed the parks at will. That was her last trip to Disney and Pluto made it a special one for all of us.

OK that one did it. I just lost it. I should know better than to read these at work.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:32 AM   #64
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I had been planning our trip for 14 months, and the night before we were due to leave we had an unexpected emergency arise. The worst part was DH and I were getting married on DCL that same trip - DH was delayed a few days and I went along with our othr family members (DH was coming down a few days later). Our first morning there, we had Reservations for breakfast at Ohana's. It was about 7:00am and we got the bus to MK to catch the monorail to the Poly- the monorail was not working- a friendly CM offered to drive us to the Poly so we wouldn't miss our reservations before he started his bus run for the day. A nice was to start a trip the carried a very heavy heart! DH did make it down a few days later and we had our dream Disney wedding on the Wonder!!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:52 AM   #65
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A special pixie magic for my family this summer. My DS and I took his DD to WDW for her 5th birthday. Having read the DISsigns threads, I had made little thank you cards for the CM. After checking into our room, we headed over to DTD to do some shopping. While in the Disney Store, the BBB fairey god mothers in training was sprinkling pixie dust on people. After my GDD had pixie dust sprinkled on her she gave her one of the thank you cards. The FGMIT, was so appreciatative, she took her into the BBB and gave her a face sparkle jewel! And, the disney photopass photographer captured this special moment for us! This was just the beginning of our pixie magic!
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:56 AM   #66
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On the last night of our trip I left my camera on the table at 1900 Park fare and only realized it when we got to Mk. So after riding the monorail all the way around, sprinting to the hostess stand and describing the camera, the CM working the counter looked me dead in the eye and said, " I just sold it on ebay." Which for some reason made me laugh out loud. She went in the draw, gave me a camera and told me to have a magical day.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:11 AM   #67
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I've been on the receiving end of lots of magic from CMs... But I'd like to share the time I got to be a part of the magic when working as a CM at The Disney Store... It's kinda reverse pixie dust! lol..

I was talking with a mom who had brought in her 2 children to the store.. They were looking around and playing with toys, and mom and I were talking. She was looking for some small things for the kids b/c they were leaving the next morning for their trip to WDW. The thing was, it was a surprise for the kids, they didn't even know they were going. While we were talking, she decided that was a great place to tell them they were going, and that *I* would get to be the one surprise them!!

So, I got to kneel down, get the kids right in front of me, and tell them that Mickey sent me a note, saying he wanted to meet them, and that tomorrow, they were going to go down and see him, and the princesses, and Buzz & Woody, and everyone. They looked at me like I was crazy, looked at their mom, back at me, and mom goes.. "yep.. tomorrow we're going to Disney World!!"

Needless to say, they were kinda excited!! Mom then wondered out loud if maybe it would have been better to wait, since now no one is gonna sleep!!

I was really happy to be able to do that and she gave me as much joy getting to do that and see the kids faces as I was able to give back to them!

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:33 AM   #68
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We had a spectacular waiter at Citricos this past January during our Grand Gathering. When he brought out our drinks, I noticed that my younger cousins' drinks had those cool Mickey straws in them. I joked with them about how cool they were and how I wanted a Mickey straw. The waiter must have heard me because he came back a few minutes later with a bag full of Mickey straws! There must have been 30 straws in there. The next time he came by we all had a Mickey straw in our glasses (even my grandparents)! He chuckled and said he was glad we were all enjoying them!
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:33 AM   #69
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We had a couple of simple things happen that made our days on our trip in February. It was my DW and DD4's first trip to Disney. So many CM's mentioned their First Visit pins. The best one was "What took you so long?" to my DW. "We've been waiting for you" was cute too...but vaguely creepy.

The best thing was we were on our way to the bus stop at CSR from our room and were walking across an empty parking lot still quite a way from the stop. A bus pulled up but we weren't sure which park it was for. We were going to AK and I figured if that was the bus, we'd just be waiting for the next one...no big deal. The bus waited for us...it was empty and no one else was at the stop. It happened to be the AK bus! The driver could have had no idea his was the bus we needed but waited anyway.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:40 AM   #70
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On arriving at the All star sports on our trip in 2008 we were checking in and an english cast member walked past and noticed i was wearing a Manchester United shirt. Before i knew it he had printed out a match report of the game that was being played while we were on our flight from england.

Oh and there was the time on our first ever trip when an english bus driver noticed my manchester united shirt and started talking about football(soccer) on the way to what was MGM at the time. He even stopped as close to the entrance as he could for us rather than drop us off where he was supposed to.


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Old 08-26-2010, 10:01 AM   #71
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...CM at Pooh's ride. It was our first night at WDW. We were in line to ride and DD had to "go to the potty". The line was still pretty long, so we got out of line & went under the rope. The FP CM wanted to know if everything was okay. We told her DD had to go to the bathroom. She told us to come to her when we were finished and she'd let us back in line. We came back, told her she had told us to come back and she sent us through the FP line! She told us to tell the CM at the front of the FP line that she had sent us. I was skeptical that this would work out, but we got on with no problem! Saved us probably 30 minutes of standing in line and we were able to move on to other rides.
Now according to some on those "line cutting threads" this is grounds for removal from the park, and that cm was just asking for immediate termination. What about all those people waiting in line who had planned out their potty breaks, huh, huh?
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:09 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by Raenstoirm View Post
We bought into DVC at AKL and our membership runs out when I will be in my mid 90s. I kid the family that I will be going to WDW even when I am that old. I don't care if I am on a ECV, in a wheel chair or poking along Main Street with a walker. I am GOING.

Hopefully Pluto will come out and talk to me at some point. But I am still getting on Space Mountain!

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Old 08-26-2010, 11:59 AM   #73
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Love reading these too.

A few years ago my family and I were staying @ POP. We were not sure how to get to our early breakfast ressie @ Cape May Cafe. We went to the bus stop early and asked the bus driver (who was headed to HS). He told us to hop on and drove us straight to the Beach Club. Since it was early no one was waiting to go to HS and he said it was no problem. He saved us a lot of time and made things really easy for us...it was definitely a Magical Moment.

Also, on the same trip we were eating @ the Biergarten...the waiter came out with a special light up Tink for DD (the ones that come when you order the specialty drink). She was so happy...it was such sweet gesture.

One more...this past June we were eating @ the Biergarten again. DD (now 4) befriended a hostess. She talked her ear off for about 10 min (we were sitting @ a table that was close to the hostess stand). The hostess disappeared and came back with a huge German gingerbread cookie and Mickey stickers for DD. DD was thrilled and told me that said has a new best friend. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip!
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I have so many that I've been remembering while reading this thread!

The first one was on our trip when DD was 3. We went to Akershus for breakfast and she wanted to wear her Jasmine costume. Well, Jasmine was there and just made a fuss over her costume. Then, about 5 hours later, we were wandering through World Showcase and we hear "Jasmine! Jasmine!" We turned to see where Jasmine was and it WAS Jasmine calling for DD!

She called her over and introduced her to Aladdin. She said "This is the girl I was telling you about! We had breakfast together this morning!"

On another trip, Mulan remembered her from breakfast and was telling Mushu about how they had eaten breakfast together.

Finally, we went to WDW one year and we were celebrating my birthday. I was wearing my birthday button to Epcot. We walked through the turnstiles and this CM comes over to me with a cordless phone, very seriously, and said "There's a phone call for you." I was thinking that something was wrong at home and that somehow someone had tracked us down at Epcot to tell us. (Yeah, right) It ended up being a birthday message from Goofy!!

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Old 08-26-2010, 12:50 PM   #75
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Two more, both from breakfast at Cinderella's Castle:

---Ariel & DD carried on a lengthy conversation about Flounder and the Flounder hat that DD had at home

---Belle noticed DD's birthday cupcake and told DD that Beast was really messy with frosting

As far as our "line cutting" mention in my first post; we'll just pretend that the CM gave us Fast Passes. Will that help?
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